Town Official Calls Locals "Shameless" at Expensive Banquet
   2013-09-17 13:39:04    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Sun Wanming

A screenshot from a secretly filmed video shows a town party secretary talks at an expensive banquet in Xinglong county, Chengde city, north China's Hebei Province, on May 20, 2013. [Photo: Yanzhao Metropolis Daily]

A video showing Xinglong County town party secretary, Liang Wenyong, referring to constituents as "the shameless" while attending a banquet has sparked pubic outrage online, the Yanzhao Metropolis Daily reports.

During the over four-minute-long video, which was secretly filmed in the deluxe room of a fine-dining restaurant, Liang Wenyong loudly voiced his views on the locals: "They hold rice bowls and eat pork provided by you, but they still curse your mother. Therefore, the common people, the shameless, do not deserve your attention." The terse remarks were echoed by others on the table.

Scrolling text appears at the bottom of the video, which says that the seafood banquet, together with the pricy Wuliangye liquor and Zhonghua cigarettes, are estimated to cost up to 10,000 yuan(1,600 US dollars).

The Discipline Inspection Department in Xinglong County confirmed that the video is authentic, and Liang Wenyong has been removed from his post indefinitely.

A screenshot from a secretly filmed video shows a town party secretary talks at an expensive banquet in Xinglong county, Chengde city, north China's Hebei Province, on May 20, 2013. [Photo: Yanzhao Metropolis Daily]

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